The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) Director Shyam Sharma has revealed that the young India National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has been shifted to a private suite amid an infection scare in the ICU ward.
Rishabh Pant met with a horrific road accident on December 30. The accident happened in the early hours of Friday when he was driving from Delhi to Roorkee.
Pant’s Mercedes Benz car collided with the divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway and then turned a few times before catching fire. After the car accident, Pant was taken to Saksham Hospital Multispecialty and Trauma Centre and was later shifted to Max Hospital in Dehradun.
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Meanwhile, the family members of the cricketer and the medical staff of Dehradun’s Max Hospital have constantly complained about the frequent presence of visitors.
Speaking to ANI on Monday, January 2, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) Director Shyam Sharma said that Pant is doing better and is on his way to recovery.
He maintained: “He is doing well and has been shifted to a private suite due to fear of infection. Due to fear of infection, we have told his family and hospital administration to shift him to a private suite. He is doing better and will recover soon.”
People visiting him should avoid it as there are chances of infection for Rishabh Pant – Shyam Sharma
Shyam Sharma further said that people should avoid visiting Pant because there are chances of infection for the cricketer.
He stated: “Those who are going to meet Pant should avoid, as there are chances of infection. There should be no VIP movement to meet Pant, and people visiting him should avoid it as there are chances of infection for Pant.”
The DDCA Director also said that the BCCI doctors are in constant touch with Dehradun’s Max Hospital doctors and currently there are no plans to take him to any other hospital. He also revealed that the wicketkeeper-batter told him that the accident happened while he was trying to avoid a pothole on the road.
He said: “He is stable and recovering well. Our BCCI doctors are in touch with the doctors here. Jay Shah is monitoring it. As of now, he’ll remain admitted here. He told me that he tried to save (his car) from a pothole (when the accident occurred).”